Main meanings of Rousseauesque in English

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Rousseauesque1

Pronunciation /ˌruːsəʊˈɛsk/

adjective

  • Suggestive or characteristic of Jean-Jacques Rousseau or his ideas.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Harper's Magazine. From the name of Jean-Jacques Rousseau + -esque.

Main meanings of Rousseauesque in English

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Rousseauesque2

Pronunciation /ˌruːsəʊˈɛsk/

adjective

  • Resembling or characteristic of Henri Rousseau or his work, especially with reference to his exotic jungle landscapes.

Origin

1930s. From the name of Henri Rousseau, French primitive painter + -esque.